SHUT THE DOOR BEHIND YOU

Shut the door behind you.

  • What is so special about shuting the door, before you sleep, or before you go out.
  • How many people Shut theirs doors before leaving the house?
  • What makes you feel that your door was shut tight?
  • We have come to a time that we must shut our doors tight to remain secured, if not, we may experience what no other human being has ever experienced.
  • We must shut our doors tight to remain secured, if not, we may experience what somebody experience is 1800.
  • Today many lives have been ruined or wounded as results carelessness. Leaving the door open.
  • You have to shut your door.
  • Shut the door behind you!
  • Many at times we become so careless to keep our physical doors open.
  • Sometimes when you are sleeping, and may be you are praying, you left your doors open for anybody to come in to  do the damage that you may not be able to recover.
  • Now adays, people are investing alot on iron doors and digital doors to secure their lives from danger.
  • But so unfortunately, iron doors and digital doors cannot protect lives and property.
  • Environment is becoming so insecure that you need to shut your door tight, else you become more frustrated  because of analog and digital robbery.
  • Shut the door behind!
  • When your life is open to everybody, it brings untold problem.
  • When your life is not right protected, you are liable to unfortunate situation.
  • There are some doors in your life that must be shut, else there are things you will be able to do  successfully.
  • There are people in your life that you must shut behind, else there are some problems in your life that you will not be able to overcome.
  • There are doors that must be shut, shut it tight, if possible you throw away the key forever, else your life will continue to be miserable.
  • Are there long existing challenges in your life that you really need toovercome in your life? There are some doors you must shut tight for a moment.
  • 2kings 4:1-7
  • 1 A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.”
  • 2 So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.”
  • 3 Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors–empty vessels; do not gather just a few.
  • 4 And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.”
  • 5 So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured it out.
  • 6 Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another vessel.” So the oil ceased.
  • 7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest.”
  • The situation of life to the wife of the prophet was not common. She was heartbroken, very embarrass by the heartless creditor who needed his money or his children.
  • Though the husband was a prophet(God has been using him to bless others) and a faithful man in and out.But he was not free from earthly challenges. He faithfulness did not take away his problems. He was debtor even till death.
  • After his burial, the wife was supposed to pay, yet no money available.
  • The creditor needed the two sons, equivalent to his debt. He was very serious about it. He needed his money by all means. He must get that money by fire and by force.
  • The woman knew nothing else to do than to rush to the colleague of his husband to  lay the complaint.
  • The man of God was not buoyant enough to bring out the money, just to stop the embarrassment.
  • In order to solve the problem at hand, the man of God (Elisha) demanded something to start with.
  • Verse 2: So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.”
  •  Truely, a jar of oil, was what she had. All through their ministry, they had only a jar of oil. But that did not stop the miracle to happen. God can work his miracle even where there is nothing to start with.
  • He created the world out of nothing. Genesis 1:2; Hebrew 11:3.
  • Elisha gave a command to borrow. Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors–empty vessels; do not gather just a few.
  • The woman did exactly, but the there was a condition that was to be adhered to, if not, she would not have had the exactmanifestation of divine miracle.
  • The condition was:  And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.”
  • Very insignificant! Why shuting the door behind. Does it really matter? Any body can say that!
  • Is there any principle that guides divine intervention? Why will such a condition be made at this critical time?
  • Does it mean that God does not understand, or see what I am passing through. He understand! Still he has a principle that guides all divine manifestation.
  • You shall shut the door behind you and your sons… Was the principle from the man of God and heaven approved it.
  • What was so special about shuting the door behind?There was something special because of the very person who said it, and whom he represented.
  • The woman shut the door, according to the word of the Lord. “So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured it out.” V 5
  • Shuting the door was not just at this situation, we can also see Elisha himself shuting the door in the course of raising the shunamite woman’ son. 2king 4: 32-34
  • (2 Kings 4 :32-34)
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  • 32 When Elisha came into the house, there was the child, lying dead on his bed.
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  • 33 He went in therefore, shut the door behind the two of them, and prayed to the Lord.
  • 34 And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands; and he stretched himself out on the child, and the flesh of the child became warm.
  • The system of shuting the door behind during the time of Elisha had not just a physical implication but spiritual implication.
  • The door must be shut, for  something supernatural to take place. The door must be shut for something special to take place place.
  • Gehazi did not know this. He attempted to do what the master commanded, but he rushed over and kept the door open, he neglected the door  and was unable to bring up the child. 2kings 4: 31-33
  • But the wife of the sons of the prophet had the manifestation of the supernatural because she shut the door behind her according to the order of the prophet.
  • As soon as she shut the door, the oil began to flow until all the container were filled up.
  • Perhaps the door was left open against the will of the prophet, no miracle  would have been performed.
  • Shuting the door prevented her from untold occurrences. She heeded to the words of the prophets and got the miracle working.
  • Are there some doors that are left open in your life, that have made you to loose your concentration in life? An open door could be the reason of the delay in prayer answered.
  • Are there doors that are left open in your life that brought about untold hardship, and negative spiritual influence?
  • Are there doors that are left open in your life that have become a pathway for your demonic possession.
  • Are they doors in your family that must be shut tight to avoid the deceiver to come in?
  • Are there some micro spiritual doors, digital doors that somebody is passing through to steal, kill and destroy your potential?
  • What is that door that you must shut behind you? It may not necessarily be the physical door.
  • As it is necessary to shut the physical door so is it necessary to shut the spiritual door behind you to prevent distraction and some forms intruders.
  • You have to shut the door behind you, to enable you become more concentrated in the things of the spirit.
  • Family doors(Abraham Genesis 12)
  • Many families were sold to the devil.
  • Shut the door of worldly materialism:No all money that you should receive. Not all riches that comes with God intention. The love of money is the root of all evil.
  • Shut the door of competition on materialism. Whatever you cannot get now is not necessary. Nothing that you have now will be permanent.
  • Shut the doors of worldly education: Not course in school are very relevant. Secular education has turned many children from good homes to demons.  Education that does not show regard and respect to God and man is not for you. Shut your door tight. Choose the course of life that will not lead you to hell.
  • Doors of Pentecostalism: Pentecostal spirit is processing many today like infections. Not all churches today are churches from God. Many churches are centre that demons can possess you.
  • . (Matthew 24:23-25 KJV)
  • . (Matthew 24:23-25 KJV)
  • Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. (Matthew 24:23-25 KJV)
  • Doors of world politics: Politics today is like do or die affairs. Thousands of souls have been sacrificed on the altar of politics.  Many youth today are in the prison because of running for one party or the other.
  • But it is not by force. Shut the door and live in peace. No amount of money you gain from a dubious politician can profit you. It will rather corrupt you and damage you and your family.
  • Not all that flag off are real men. Some of them are agents to trap you and to demolish you forever. Shut that door tight.
  • Family doors: Your family can be the source of your problem. Like Joseph. Many problems are coming from the family. But you must be able to change over to a family of God.
  • 1Jo 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
  • 1Jo 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
  •  1Jo 5:18 ¶ We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.(KJV)
  • Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. (John 3:3-5 NKJV)
  • Your earthly home cannot save you. You must belong to the family of God. Shut that worldly door.
  • Jesus wants you to shut that door, he want you  to close anything that can take you outside the fold.

 Author=pastor Edara umoette

inim kufre
Author: inim kufre

CEO Happy Choice

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